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general schwarzkopf who led them to victory in the first war passes away. with just four days before the deadline, president obama meets with congressional leaders today in hopes of reaching a compromise. and less dairy for your dollar. without action by congress by new year's day, milk prices could skyrocket. >> if we want to continue to eat, the bill needs to be passed. that's where we get our food, people. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, december 28th, 2012. good morning. good to be with you.
i'm duarte geraldino. this afternoon president obama will meet with congressional leader to try to come to a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. they've been called into a sunday evening session just in case some deal can be reached. boehner is expected to attend the white house meeting but he's made it very clear. the next move is up to the senate. tara mergener has more. >> good morning, duarte. both sides say they are eager to talk and ready to strike a deal. the fiscal cliff is still a few days away, but business owner don carlino says he's already feeling the impact. >> a lot of our customers are holding back, they're apprehensive. they're not committing to projects. they're waiting to see what happens with the fiscal cliff. >> hope is fact if congress can
get it done before january 1st. even congressional leaders are skeptical. >> the american people have a right to be very upset with this congress. >> president obama has invited nancy pelosi, john boehner, mitch mcconnell, and harry reid to the white house this afternoon for a fiscal cliff summit. >> here we are five days from the new year, and we might finally start talking. >> today's white house meeting might be the last chance to come to an agreement. that's because it takes time for a bill to work its way through both chamber of commerce. >> i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> under senate rules, the only way a bill could make its way through the procedural hurdles in time is if every senator agrees not to. they'll have 24 hours. outside the beltway, carlino will be watching. >> everyone is kind of in a
wait-and-see and fingers-crossed per expect tichb right now. >> since 1930 this is only the fifth time congress has worked after christmas. and today's summit is the first time president obama has met face to face with congressional leaders since mid-november. duarte, tick tock. >> thank you. general schwarzkopf is being remembered this morning as a great hero and tactician. as teresa garcia the general died yesterday at his home in tampa from complications related to pneumonia. >> reporter: general h. norman schwarzkopf received military acclaim as a war hero. he led the desert storm, a coalition of 30 countries that successfully drove forces out of
saddam hussein's group. >> we're very proud to be able to do this. >> reporter: schwarzkopf was born in 134 in trenton, new jersey. he followed his father's footsteps to west point. in 1966 he volunteered to serve in vietnam. his name name was stormin' norman referring to his notoriously exploding temper. >> going around and little, is that why -- >> around, through, over the top, underneath, and any other way. >> reporter: desert storm topped his 34-year career. general bush awarded him ahmedal of freedom and he was welcomed back on american soil. the self-proclaimed political independent dismissed suggestions he run for office. he campaigned for former
president george w. bush in 2000 but was ambivalent about the 2003 invasion of iraq. schwarzkopf retired to tampa, florida, where he served his last assignment as kmanltder in chief of u.s. central command. he was 78 years old. teresa garcia, cbs news. >> former president george h.w. bush who built the coalition against iraq said general schwarzkopf epitomized the duty, service, country. more than that, he was a good and decent man and a dear friend. by the way, former president bush remains in a houston hospital and is likely to be there for a while according to a spokeswoman. he's been in intensive care since sunday and his doctors say he's dealing with a persistent fever. he was hospitalized more than a month ago with a case of bronchitis. his spokeswoman said he's getting excellent treatment and
advises everyone to, quote, put the harps back in the sclos it. overseas the state department closed up. rebel forces have taken up several cities and are advancing on the capital. they're search-rich and is a former french colony. they say the government is not honoring a cease five including release of political leaders. >> back in the u.s., the storm has come and gone and at least 16 deaths are blamed on the weather. in hard-hit arkansas, more than 135 homes and businesses remain without power. edward lawrence reporting. >> reporter: snow blowers and plows are pushing through a foot of snow in the upstate new york. the icy snow is a challenge for those who only have a shovel.
>> it's been brutal. >> reporter: the storm drops several inches in the northeast and new england making it hard to get out and get around. streets are a problem in west virginia and maryland. this woman skit off the road and hit a mailbox. >> we just lost control. yeah, pretty scary. >> reporter: the weather is part of the same mass av system that crossed the country this week dumping snow from the west coast to the east coast and creating powerful tornadoes in the south. bad weather continues to delay flights in the northeast. that's bad news for holiday travelers trying to head home. brendan frank lip came home for christmas and is waiting to fly back to arizona. >> mercifully it's so far, so good. >> bob akard is from tampa, florida. he spent the holidays with his parents in rochester, new york. he's hoping to get to the
airport on time. >> living in tampa isn't all bad at all. >> reporter: the storm is now moving into new england and into canada. forecasters say more snow could hit the east coast this weekend. edward larns for cbs news, new york. here in new york police are searching for a woman who pushed man to his death in front of a subway. she had been following the man and mumbling yesterday. it's the second time this month a man has been pushed to his death in the new york subways. >> coming up in the news, fun real fund scam. a woman is accused of posing as a relative of one of the children murdered in the connecticut school shooting. this is the "cbs morning news." stronger, holds up better, and still a value you love. new angel soft®. now stronger than ever. ♪ many hot dogs are within you. try pepto-bismol to-go, it's the power of pepto, but it fits in your pocket.
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sharply in december for the second consecutive month. that's the lowest level since august. for the fifth consecutive year, investors have pulled their money out of the stock market. it's estimated to be about 380 billi billion. wall street stocks safrmg for a fourth consecutive day and the dow lost 18 points. the nasdaq was off 4 points. the housing market shows new signs of a rebound. they said on thursday that the sale of new homes rose by 4.5% from the month before. that's the fastest pace in two years. dangerously low water levels could force shipping to stop between st. louis and illinois on the mississippi river next week. the mississippi is suffering from months of severe drought. it does $7 million of trade in
february and january. a potential strike by dockworkers could cost the nation millions. more than 14 long shoreman are threatened to walk out on monday. it could shut ports down from boston to houston. they move more than 1,400 million ton as year. seaworld is known for its water shows and killer whales. iter and $80 million during the first nine months of this year. seaworld's other properties include two garden parks and sesame place in new york. thanks erica. straight ahead, your weather and in sports dwyane wade gets hit where it counts, in the wallet. this ill-advised attack on this player. ♪
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atlanta, partly sunny, 54. st. louis, cloudy, 38, denver, mostly cloudy, 33, seattle, mostly cloudy, 44 degrees. here's another look at this morning's top stories. general schwarzkopf died at his home yesterday in tampa. he drove iraqi forces out of kuwait. he died from complications related to pneumonia. he was 78 years old. and president obama meeting with congressional liters this afternoon at the white house to try to cut a deal to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. in ten days across h board-spends cuts take effect. if president obama and congress fails to reach an agreement the price of milk could lead sharply. john blackstone reports. >> who wants milk?
>> me. >> me. >> me. >> reporter: with four children the rasmussen family in california drinks about five gallons a week on milk. if congress doesn't pass the bill, i would cost him $106. >> they have to have their milk. we might have to cut elsewhere. >> reporter: back then the process was more laborious and farmers needed a higher subsidy to cover their costs. dan sumner says the new price of milk will with far above what it now costs dairy farmers to produce it. >> it really will be chaos. >> reporter: so we would go back to this old farm bill which would force the government to buy milk at an extremely high price. >> that's right. >> reporter: this could be a
windfall for dairy farmers. >> here's the problem. they don't want chaos. it sounds good, everybody will double or about triple the price but nobody's going to pay for it. >> shoppers couldn't understand why congress couldn't solve this problem. >> they all need to be fired. if they want to continue to eat, the bill needs to be passed. that's where we get our food, people. >> we called department of agriculture and they say they have no plan to avoid the scenario. in terms of a price increase, a spokesperson says they have no time for when or if there will happen. john blackstone, cbs news. they're getting how a jet was stuck in the mud. it with us pound for tampa when it went off the airway and ended up in a grassy area. none of the 134 people on board were injured. coming up after your local
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felt like a long week? i get my health back today. though -- house back though. everyone is leeing. good morning, thank you for joining us, monika samtani is off. i think we have beverly farmer for traffic is that right? the lovely olga breese is off. >> we have a breeze out there this morning but it's not like what we had yesterday. so we've seen some improvement. mud skies this morning and every -- partly cloudy skies this morning and we're going to clear things up though. through the mid-morning a great deal of sunshine. right now everyone's dropped back into the 30s again with that breeze. it's feeling a little bit cooler than that. overall though today is looking pretty good. we'll start out with mostly sunny skies and 9:00, 10:00 hour. we'll push out of the middle 30s into the lower 40s by noontime. and i think most of us top out right around 42 to 44 degrees later on today. winds very much relaxed only about 5 to 10 miles an hour as we head in toward the afternoon and the evening. here are a few wind gusts we're seeing mainly west of town. not too bad though with 20-mile-
per-hour wind gusts across leesburg and 22 for winchester and for cumberland. so over all the best improvement over what we went through yesterday. our weather alert today is green, it's actually going to be pretty nice. mostly sunny through midday. clouds building in in the afternoon but i'm tracking a yellow alert because of the storm approaching tomorrow. snow and rain developing overnight and that's going to impact you if you have any plans early on saturday morning. tomorrow much cooler and by sunday, we begin to dry up. beverly? good morning olga. the ride for folks that may be heading on to nih into bethesda. water main repairs in the ongoing long-term work zone. southbound 355 one lane squeezes by along the right side. we're not sure how much longer the crews are going to be in place. overnight construction on the toll road for folks heading in past route 7 one lane able to get by there. 95 though the lanes are open heading up to springfield.
the crash last night on the inner loop ramp go to south on 95 has been cleared up. 95 heading up past the beltway to landmark everything open to the 14th street bridge. what was left of the earlier vehicle fire on the outer loop in prince george's county is completely been reinvolved and open and you're -- resolved and open and you're good. mike, jessica back to you. thank you. president obama and congress got back to work yesterday trying to find some sort of a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. there were signs of both hope and discouragement as both sides agreed the talk. >> back to work is relative when you call it work and what seems top a pattern both sides once again blaming each other for the stalemate. tara mergener has more from capitol hill. >> reporter: business owner don says he's already feeling the impact. >> a lot of our customers are holding back. they're apprehensive. they're not committing to
projects, they're waiting to see what's going to happen with the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: and hope is fading that congress can get a deal done before tax hikes and spending cuts kick in january 1st. >> i am not optimistic. >> reporter: even congressional leaders are cemental. >> the american people have a right to be very upset with this congress. >> reporter: president obama invited pelosi, john boehner and harry reid to the white house this afternoon for a fiscal cliff summit. >> here we are five days from the new year. and we might finally start talking. >> reporter: today's white house meeting might be the last chance to come to an agreement. that's because it takes time for a bill to work its way through both chambers of congress. >> i don't know time-wise how it can happen now. >> reporter: under senate rules the only way a bill could make its way through the procedural hurdles in time is if every senator agrees not to slow the progress. the senate will be